On Saturday, Veteran filmmaker Johny Bakshi passed away in Mumbai. Producer Amit Khanna confirmed the news and said to an entertainment portal, "Johnny was taken to the hospital as he complained of breathlessness. He was diagnosed with pneumonia and was also tested for COVID-19. But early morning today, even before his reports could come in, he passed away."
Bakshi was diagnosed with a lung infection and was admitted to the Arogya Nidhi hospital in Juhu, Mumbai. On Saturday morning he suffered a heart attack.
Johnny Bakshi had produced many films including Vishwasghaat, Bhairavi, Kahraare, Raavan, Manzilein Aur Bhi Hain and Mera Dost Mera Dushman.
Filmmaker Kunal Kohli mourned the demise of the filmmaker and wrote, "Saddened to hear about the passing of #JohnnyBakshi sir. Met him during my days in #PlusChannel with @MaheshNBhatt & @amitkhanna. He was a sweet helpful man. Always smiling. Part of the old guard of the film Industry. RIP sir."
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He is survived by three sons and a daughter.
Box Office India offers condolences to the bereaved family.